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2019: My year in review

I can’t believe everything I did in 2019 happened in just one year. Check out this post to see me recap 2019. 2019: MY YEAR IN REVIEW | HONEYBEEJOYOUS

Have you been reading about the benefits of journaling but are unsure where to begin? Check out this post for a month's worth of journal prompts to start! | 31 JOURNAL PROMPTS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU THINK | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

31 journal prompts guaranteed to make you think

Journaling is one of those things that sounds really great when you’re making New Year’s Resolutions or reading self help books, but it can be hard to keep up with, especially if you feel like your day-to-day activities are on the mundane side. I’m always trying to journal more, but frequently find myself at a loss for what to write. So, I decided to create this blog post with an entire month’s worth of journal prompts for you (and me!) to draw inspiration from. I’m always trying to get myself to journal more, but I often end up sitting down…

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If you're struggling to get out of bed, forgetting important appointments, or your apartment is a mess creating routines helps simplify your life! | 5 STEPS TO CREATING ROUTINES THAT MAKE LIFE EASY | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

5 steps to creating routines that make life easy

Lots of people talk about routines — morning routines, night routines, skincare routines, exercise routines. People talk about how these regimens simplify their lives, help them stay organized, and make everything easier. But one question I feel like is always hard to answer is how do I create effective routines? I wouldn’t say I’m an expert (I sometimes have a terrible time sticking to my routines), but I definitely have had a lot of success simplifying some everyday tasks by creating routines to help me get through the more tedious parts of my day. {What kinds of routines do you…

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There's TONS of advice about blogging out there, including some commonly believed "rules." But guess what, there's no reason you HAVE to follow these rules! Here are the ones I choose to break. | 3 BLOGGING "RULES" I BREAK AND WHY | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

3 blogging “rules” I break and why

I don’t post a ton of content about blogging because, let’s be honest, there are enough blogs about blogging out there and that’s not what people come to honeybeejoyous.com for. However, I’ve been known to share a few insights into my blogging process (especially during #HBJblogmas) and this particular topic has been on my mind for a while. There is no shortage of advice about how to run a successful and profitable blog out there on the web. Some of it is unique, but a lot of articles give the same pieces of advice. And like I do with all…

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My spring break was an adventure but not your typical one! I went to Charleston to watch our men's basketball team compete in the CAA basketball tournament and had an absolute blast on press row! | MY CHARLESTON TRAVEL DIARY: SPRING BREAK AT THE CAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

My Charleston travel diary: Spring break at the CAA basketball tournament

I’ve never taken a college spring break trip before, so I figured my senior year was the perfect time to make that happen! My spring break ended up being an adventure, but not in the typical style. I took a trip to Charleston, South Carolina with my boyfriend Brendan and one of our BFFs Kevin to see our school’s men’s basketball conference championships. We spent three days in Charleston, watched seven basketball games, and managed to squeeze in some sightseeing too. This post is the first of its kind on Honeybee Joyous and I’m going to share my spring break…

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A year ago I knew absolutely nothing about sports. These days I'm one of the most die hard hockey fans you'll ever meet. In this post I'll explain how I began loving sports and how you can too. | HOW TO GET INTO SPORTS (EVEN IF YOU CAN'T TELL A FACE-OFF FROM A FREE THROW!) | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to get into sports (even if you can’t tell a face-off from a free throw!)

A year ago, I was about the farthest thing you could find from a sports fan. I grew up watching the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, the Olympics … and that was about it. I danced, did color guard, and swam, but never felt like I had anything to gain from watching most popular sports. However, over the course of 2017 I discovered a love for watching sports. Whether it was March Madness over appetizers, gymnastics meets during spring break, or NHL playoffs from a dorm room, I learned to love watching and talking about all kinds of sports.  …

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It can be hard to motivate yourself to exercise when you don't like going to the gym. Here are my tips on creative ways to get around your gym aversion! | HOW TO EXERCISE WHEN YOU HATE THE GYM | HONEYBEE JOYOUS

How to exercise when you hate the gym

Ever since I first came to college, one of the things I’ve had the toughest time with is getting myself to exercise. I set some form of an “exercise more” goal every time I do some goal setting, but it’s often the goal I falter on the most. A lot of my friends will go for runs outside or trek to our campus rec center for a cardio and weightlifting session. I’m always amazed by people who have the motivation to make it there because, truth be told, I hate working out at the gym. I don’t like running, I don’t…

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